Off-duty officers rescue teen pinned under car - WHDH-TV 7News Boston

Off-duty officers rescue teen pinned under car

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WALTHAM, Mass. (WHDH) - A 14-year-old girl was pinned beneath a car in Waltham, but two off-duty policemen and an off-duty fireman nearby were able to save her life.

“They had ran across the street to Boston Muffler over there and grabbed a floor jack to jack the car up to get it off the girl,” said John Burgoyne Jr., hardware store manager.

Officer Jeffrey Fogg ran to Boston Muffler and Brake to borrow the floor jack.

Off-duty Det. Sgt. Steve Fournier happened to be driving by, as well as an off-duty fireman.

“They worked together, one of the officers procured a floor jack from a nearby business and then they jacked the car up and together they got her out from underneath it,” said Chief Paul Ciccone, Waltham Fire Dept.

The 18-year-old driver was leaving the Waltham Athletic Club after a tennis lesson, when police say she hit two teens walking down the sidewalk.

The driver dragged a 14-year-old girl across Lexington Street to a sidewalk in front of the True Value Hardware Store.

An 18-year-old man who was walking with the girl was hit as well, but not dragged beneath the Hyundai.

Police are investigating but so far the 18-year-old driver from Newton does not face any charges.

The 14-year-old victim is in serious condition at Mass. General Hospital, but is stable.

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